Diverse Voices: Book, Film, and Map Display. Culture Fest 2017 Event

Are you curious about the “world” of resources that the Library offers?

Visit the Library lobby all week to see a pop-up display of books and movies from across the globe! We’ll also provide search tips on how to discover new favorite titles by searching for diverse writers and filmmakers.

Do you already have a favorite book or movie from a diverse voice or place that’s not in our collection? Let us know by placing a title into our suggestion box, and we’ll consider adding it. If you can’t make it to the library, you can submit suggestions via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #BentleyLibraryWishlist, post your suggestions on Facebook, or comment here.

We’ll also have a giant world map on display. While you’re browsing the books and movies, take a moment to pinpoint the location where you or your ancestors come from, and check out the diversity of our Bentley community.

Happy reading, searching, and pinning!

November 13-17, 2017
Bentley Library Lobby
Visit anytime during our open hours!

New on the Shelf! Books, Movies & Audiobooks Acquired in October

October New Books

Check out the new books, DVDs, and audiobooks that hit the shelves in October. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

September’s Arrivals! New Books, DVDs & Audiobooks

We added 200+ new books, DVDs, and audiobooks to the library’s collections in September. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

new acquisitions

 

New at the Library! Books, Movies, TV Shows & Audiobooks

new aquisitions

The new acquisitions lists for August are now available! Visit the the New Books & DVDs page to browse our newest book, DVD, and audiobook arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

New Books, DVDs, and Audiobooks Added in July

Taking vacation this month? Don’t forget to stop at the library before you go! We have plenty of great summer reading books—hardcover, ebooks and audiobooks—to relax with!

To browse our newest arrivals, go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

July new acquisitons

June Acquisitions: New Books, DVDs and Audiobooks

new acquisitionsThe new acquisitions lists for June have been posted. Over 180 new books, movies, TV shows, audiobooks and eBooks were added to our collection last month. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new book, DVD and audiobook arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooksand digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

 

May Acquisitions: New Books, Movies, TV Shows & More!

We added 200+ new books, DVDs, and audiobooks to the library’s collections in May. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

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Bentley Library Top 10 Most Popular Books, DVDs & Audiobooks of 2016/17

Bentley Library Top 10Welcome to the 8th annual Bentley Library Top 10! 

At the end of every academic year we query the library’s circulation system to rank the library’s most popular books, audiobooks, DVDs and OverDrive downloadable books based on the number of times they have been borrowed (excluding items placed on reserve for a class). Think of these as the library’s very own “bestseller” lists!

This year you’ll find a handful of titles that were popular across multiple formats. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult,  Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, Today Will be Different by Maria Semple, Commonwealth by Ann Patchett, and The Whistler by John Grisham all ranked on the book, eBook and digital audiobook lists.

John Brooks’s book Business Adventures was published back in 1969, but it just made its first appearance in our Top 10 two years after Bill Gates named it his favorite business book. And making a remarkable fifth appearance on the most circulated books list is Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis! It’s a little unusual to not have any television series place in the Popular DVD rankings (not even Game of Thrones!), but what’s not surprising is that movies based on books scored big.

We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the reading and viewing habits of the Bentley community as much as we do, and that you’ll be inspired to borrow something that appears here. There were many ties in the rankings, so you have even more to choose from.

Browse the BENTLEY LIBRARY TOP 10 lists for academic year 2016-2017 in the categories of Popular Reading, Stacks (regular book collection), Audiobooks, Popular DVDs, OverDrive Downloaded eBooks and OverDrive Downloaded Audiobooks.

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Popular Reading Collection

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Books from the Stacks

  • 1. LIAR’S POKER: RISING THROUGH THE WRECKAGE ON WALL STREET by
  • Michael Lewis [check availability]
  • 2. HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE by Dale Carneige [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THE INTELLIGENT INVESTOR: A BOOK OF PRACTICAL COUNSEL by Benjamin Graham
  • [check availability]
  • 3. (tie) THINKING, FAST AND SLOW by Daniel Kahneman [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) AN INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL LEARNING: WITH APPLICATIONS IN R by
  • Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie & Robert Tibshirani [check availability]
  • 5. (tie) THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE: RESTORING THE CHARACTER ETHIC by
  • Stephen R. Covey [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) GETTING TO YES by Roger Fisher and William Ury [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS by Carol S. Dweck [check availability]
  • 7. (tie) FAST FOOD NATION: THE DARK SIDE OF THE ALL-AMERICAN MEAL by Eric Schlosser
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) BUSINESS ADVENTURES by John Brooks [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) HILLBILLY ELEGY: A MEMOIR OF FAMILY AND CULTURE IN CRISIS by J.D. Vance
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP by Marie Kondo [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) D-DAY, JUNE 6, 1944: THE CLIMACTIC BATTLE OF WORLD WAR II by
  • Stephen E. Ambrose [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) ELON MUSK: TESLA, SPACEX, AND THE QUEST FOR A FANTASTIC FUTURE by
  • Ashlee Vance [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) INTRODUCTORY TIME SERIES WITH R by Paul S.P. Cowpertwait & Andrew V. Metcalfe
  • [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) RECLAIMING CONVERSATION: THE POWER OF TALK IN A DIGITAL AGE by
  • Sherry Turkle [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) STORIES OF YOUR LIFE AND OTHERS by Ted Chiang [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) THE 48 LAWS OF POWER by Robert Greene [check availability]
  • 10. (tie) THE LEAN STARTUP by Eric Ries [check availability]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated Audiobooks [Compact Disc]

 

Top 10 Most Circulated DVDs from the Popular DVD Collection

 

Top 10 Downloaded eBooks [OverDrive]

 

Top 10 Downloaded Audiobooks [OverDrive]

 

View previous Bentley Library Top 10 lists: